Obituaries

Marion P. Janiga - 96

11/26/1922 - 1/13/2019
Mokena, IL. Marion P. Janiga nee Janiszewski. age 96. Longtime Chicago’s Bridgeport/St Mary of Perpetual Help Parish neighborhood resident, currently of Victorian Village Homer Glen residence. Retired Senior...

Billie Louise Gromala - 78

3/21/1940 - 1/13/2019
South Chicago Heights

Billie Louise Gromala nee Robey age 78.

Nicholas Paul Cutean - 88

12/6/1930 - 1/7/2019
Chicago Heights, Illinois

Nicholas Paul Cutean, December 6, 1930 - January 7, 2018 was a devoted husband and loving father with...

Maria & Simon Mata - 90

8/22/1928 - 1/5/2019
Chicago Heights Maria and Simon Mata Sr. passed away peacefully at the Prairie Manor Nursing Home, on their 68th Wedding Anniversary. The Mata’s were longtime Chicago Heights residents. Maria (nee Flores), age...

Nazarine "Naz" Quido Foglia - 85

6/23/1933 - 1/3/2019
Frankfort Nazarine “Naz” Quido Foglia age 85. Frankfort resident formerly of Manhattan, Richton Park and Chicago Heights. U.S. Navy Veteran. Retired Store Manager of Garofalo’s Finer Foods in...

Elizabeth DiGiovanni - 75

1/23/1949 - 1/2/2019
South Chicago Heights Elizabeth DiGiovanni nee Vesci age 75. Longtime South Chicago Heights resident. Bloom High School graduate. Wife for 50 years of the late Domenico DiGiovanni. Mother of Marco DiGiovanni....

Michael J. Elson Sr. - 77

11/7/1941 - 1/2/2019
Lifelong Chicago Heights

Michael J. Elson Sr. age 77. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Bloom High School graduate and U.S. Air Force Veteran. Retired after 40 years of service as a Supervisor for Ford Motor Co....

Henrietta M. Simmons - 99

9/20/1919 - 1/2/2019
Olympia Fields

 Henrietta M. Simmons age 99.

Florence Manestar - 90

2/20/1928 - 1/1/2019
Tinley Park Florence Manestar nee Camadeca age 90. Longtime Tinley Park resident formerly of Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. Wife for 66 years of John J. Manestar. Mother of Cheryl (David) Stuart and...

Joseph J. Vinezeano, Sr. - 94

11/10/1924 - 12/26/2018
Park Forest, Il & Highland, IN. Joseph J. Vinezeano Sr, age 94. Longtime Park Forest resident, recentlyof Highland, IN. Born and raised in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood, Joe was an Army Veteran of WWII, and had over 25 years...

Francis T. Burns Jr - 93

4/4/1925 - 12/25/2018
Park Forest Francis T. “Frank” Burns Jr. age 93, passed away peacefully on Christmas morning at Journey Care Hospice, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.; Longtime Park Forest resident, born and...

Pamela J. Newton - 61

2/13/1957 - 12/24/2018
Mokena Pamela J. Newton age 61. Longtime Mokena resident formerly of Chicago Heights. Marian Catholic High School Class of 1975 and graduate of University of Illinois. Trust Officer for Northern Trust...

Donald Chatlos - 74

8/6/1944 - 12/20/2018
Lynwood, IL. Donald J. Chatlos age 74, Lynwood resident formerly of Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. Graduate of St Anthony Grammar School and Attended Fenger High School. Father of Donald Chatlos, Kelly...

Cecilia R. Melei - 82

6/9/1936 - 12/20/2018
Chicago Heights, Illinois Cecilia Melei (nee Porto), beloved wife of the late Dominick. Loving mother of Anthony (Patty), Mary (Frank) Morsovillo; grandmother of Kathleen and Michael Melei, Klaudia and Maja Morsovillo. Dear...

Luciana Ortiz - 40

6/16/1978 - 12/12/2018
Otsego, MI formerly of Belton, TX

 Luciana Ortiz, age 40. Resident of Otsego, Michigan formerly of Belton, Texas. Passed away...

Michael T. Kelly - 67

2/26/1951 - 12/10/2018
Chicago Heights Michael T. Kelly. Age 67. Longtime Chicago Heights resident. Graduate of St Rita High School Class of 1968. Retired Operating Engineer after over 30 years of service at Chicago State University....

Mary A. Cavallo - 96

2/27/1922 - 12/10/2018
Homewood Mary A. Cavallo nee Bergera. Age 96. Born in Valperga, Province of Piedmont, Italy immigrated to United States with her family at age of 6 months. Longtime Homewood resident, formerly of...

Joseph A. Mantoan Jr. - 49

9/5/1969 - 12/10/2018
Dyer, IN Joseph A. Mantoan, Jr. Age 49. Dyer, Indiana resident born and raised in Chicago Heights, Illinois. Graduate of Marian Catholic High School Class of 1987. 17 year employee of Ford Motor Company,...

Evangelina "Eva" Lopez - 77

12/29/1940 - 12/6/2018
Chicago Heights Evangelina “Eva” Lopez nee Casarez age 77. Longtime Chicago Heights resident formerly of Laredo, Texas. Wife for 54 years of Abel Lopez. Mother of Sonia (Telesforo) Perez, Corina (Rodolfo...

Theodore B. Jostes - 88

12/9/1929 - 12/1/2018
Chicago Heights resident

Theodore B. “Ted” Jostes, Jr Age 88. Chicago Heights resident formerly of Riverdale and Chicago’s Roseland Neighborhood. U.S. Army Veteran Korean War. Graduate of Pullman Tech Class of...

Michael D. Cristelli - 57

9/15/1961 - 12/1/2018
Chicago Heights Michael D. Cristelli Age 57. Longtime Chicago Heights resident. Graduate of Bloom High School. U.S. Air Force Veteran. Retired after 20 years of service as a Sergeant of the Chicago Heights Police...

Barbara L. Sebastian - 56

7/1/1962 - 11/27/2018
St. John, IN. Barbara L. Sebastian nee Mowrey. Age 56. St John, Indiana resident formerly of Chicago Heights. Passed away suddenly November 27th. Bloom High School Graduate Class of 1980. Wife of 27 years to...

Wendell J. Leith - 83

7/6/1935 - 11/27/2018
Park Forest Wendell J. Leith. Age 83. Longtime Park Forest resident. United States Army Veteran. Retired after 50 years of service as a Railroad Engineer for the Illinois Central Railroad. Beloved husband of...

Ann Marie Callahan - 87

7/11/1931 - 11/27/2018
Mokena Ann Marie Callahan nee Faron. Age 87. Mokena resident formerly of Tinley Park, Richton Park and Chicago’s West Pullman Neighborhood. Graduate of Fenger High School Class of 1950. Worked as a...

Barbara I. Grivetti - 87

7/12/1931 - 11/26/2018
Beecher, IL. Barbara I. Grivetti nee Hegedus age 87. Beecher resident formerly of Chicago Heights. Wife of the late Barney Grivetti, Sr. Mother of Valentino (Lynette), Cynthia (Larry) Jean, Valentina (late...

Peggy A. Schultz - 71

12/13/1946 - 11/26/2018
Chicago Heights Peggy A. Schultz nee Rissley. Age 71. Longtime Chicago Heights resident. Wife of 51 years to Robert E. Schultz. Mother of Beth (Mario) Jobbe, Amy (Douglas) Darling and Daniel Schultz. Grandmother...

Bernard Glasgow - 72

12/9/1945 - 11/24/2018
Scherervile resident formerly of Dolton and Roseland Bernard P. “Bernie” Glasgow. Age 72. Schererville, Indiana resident formerly of Dolton and Chicago’s Roseland Neighborhood. U.S. Army Veteran. Graduate of Mendel Catholic High School Class of...

David A. Ranieri - 76

4/4/1942 - 11/20/2018
Chicago Heights recently of Mokena David A. Ranieri age 76. Longtime Chicago Heights resident, recently of Mokena. Dave retired after a successful career in manufacturing management, having worked many years at Allied Tube &...

Theodore "Ted" Gregori - 68

1/21/1950 - 11/19/2018
Chicago Heights and Dyer, IN Theodore J. “Ted” Gregori age 68. Born and raised in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. Longtime Chicago Heights resident, recently of Dyer, IN. Retired banker at Heritage Bank, Blue Island...

Theresa M. Eppel - 87

8/7/1931 - 11/19/2018
Chicago Heights Theresa M. Eppel nee Olivetti, age 87. Longtime Chicago Heights resident and Member of St Kieran Church. Passed away peacefully Monday November 19th. Graduate of St. Pat’s High School, Kankakee,...

Thomas Planera - 83

2/11/1935 - 11/18/2018
longtime Chicago Heights Thomas “Tom” Planera. Age 83. Longtime Chicago Heights resident. Immigrated from Amaseno, Provincia di Frosinone, Italy in 1954. Proprietor of Planera Painting. Longtime Member of the Chicago...

Karan L. Panozzo - 76

6/20/1942 - 11/17/2018
Crown Point, IN. Karan L. Panozzo nee Hammergren. Age 76. 25 year Crown Point resident formerly of Chicago Heights and Chicago. Attended CVS High School. Manager for 15 years at Kline’s Department Store. Wife of...

John Luke Gelsosomo - 97

4/30/1921 - 11/16/2018
Flossmoor John Luke Gelsosomo age 97. Flossmoor resident formerly of Matteson and Chicago’s Roseland Neighborhood. United States Army Air Corp World War II Veteran. Proprietor of John and Sons Inc...

Dean L. Norton - 63

10/11/1955 - 11/15/2018
Manteno Dean L. Norton age 63. Manteno resident, born and raised in Harvey. Attended Thornton High School. Father of Joshua and the late baby Jamie Norton. Son of the late Flossie nee Sparger and...

Julia Lee "Tiny" Scrementi - 84

12/26/1933 - 11/13/2018
Steger Julia Lee “Tiny” Scrementi nee Angellotti age 84, passed away peacefully on November 13th. Longtime Steger resident, formerly of Chicago Heights. Wife for 66 years of the late Sam Scrementi....

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